Last updated Dec 29 '11 at 22:56
A technology startup can be one of the most exciting places to work in the world! Developing new products for new markets can be challenging but also a lot of fun. Three of the main career options at a technology startup include:
Product manager: these folks are responsible for defining the vision and the details of the product - answering questions like: who is the product for, what will it do and why is it better than other products in the market. There is no one educational background that is required for this role but most candidates have either a business degree or a liberal arts education.
Developer/engineer: these folks are responsible for actually making the product based on the details that the product manager has defined. The role requires a lot of attention to detail and is great for people who like to solve challenges. A degree in computer science or engineering is most often a per-requisite for this role.
Marketing manager: these folks help introduce the product to potential customers. Working with social media in addition to regular media, they design and implement advertising, PR and customer programs. A sense of what customers want and a college degree in liberal arts is the best preparation for this role.